Dr. Rassman- I have no background in medicine, so I apologize if this might be a stupid question. I have a thin transplant scar on the back of my head and would like to shave my head. Would it be possible to do a scar revision that would involve taking skin and tissue from say my upper back and grafting it to the HT donor scar? Would that then leave minimal scarring? I know they do similiar type of work for burn patients.
You are semi-correct in stating that burn patients get skin grafting. However the burn patients still end up with a scar that is quite visible. To clarify, ALL scars and ALL cuts will be visible and unavoidable. Once you have scar on your scalp (as you have a linear strip surgery scar) it is impossible to hide if you shave your head. The best approach is to minimize the scar as much as possible with a scar revision (if indicated). Also you can consider FUE/FOX into the scar. FUE/FOX scars are scattered dots which are less than 1mm and are in random distribution, thus it does not stand out as a linear scar. Keep in mind if you SHAVE your head you will still have a scar.